Bruce Goldfarb


  Editor, writer and web content developer specializing in science and medicine.

  Book author and editor with plenty of ideas. If you're an agent or publisher, let's do lunch.

  Coverage of health care and medicine for trade publications.

  Contract editor of health care newsletters.

  Information brokering, reports and other editorial services for clients in the U.S. and Canada.

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   Freelance Writer/Editor

Award-winning independent journalist freelancing full-time since 1988. Credits include The Washington Post, Baltimore Sun, USA Today, Baltimore, Associated Press, New York Times Syndicate, All Things Considered, Harpers, Maryland, American Archaeology, and American Health among many others.

Although the bulk of my work is in science, medicine and health care, I also write news and features related to business, finance, law, lifestyles, travel, food, home & garden, and a wide variety of topics. Highlights include:

 Contributing editor for Editorial Eye (EEI Press, Alexandria, VA) since 2003. Editorial Eye is a well-regarded newsletter for editors, writers, and publication managers.

  Numerous science articles for children in ChemMatters and Reaction Times, published by the American Chemical Society, and Science World.

  From 1996 to 2000, I ghosted the monthly "Morning Rounds" column in EyeNet, the magazine of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, describing unusual eye conditions in a literate nonfiction format from the treating doctor's point of view.

  In 2002, Larry's Face, a web page created as a private joke to noodge my brother became an unexpected 'Net sensation. Hundreds of people around the world have helped me humiliate my brother by photoshopping his face. Larry's Face has been covered by NPR's All Things Considered, Popular Photography, Newsday and elsewhere.


2004-           Managing Editor
The Magazine Group
Washington, DC
Founding editor of DOC News a monthly 100,000-circulation newspaper published by the American Diabetes Association, covering diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease for primary care physicians. Also serve as consulting editor of HemAware, the bimonthly magazine of the National Hemophilia Foundation. Involved in editorial planning and budgeting; assigning and editing of stories; working with designers, art directors, copy editors. And a considerable amount of writing, including numerous articles for Hi Magazine, a colorful culture and lifestyle magazine for Arabic youth published by TMG for the U.S. State Department. Work

2000-2002    Publisher/Editor
Genomics News Wire
Developed and launched an independent trade publication covering the business of genomics and the emerging molecular biology industry. Genomics News Wire had a growing reader base, a thriving online community and achieved prominent placement on search engines. Sold in February 2002 to Washington Business Information, Inc.

1995-2003     Contributing Writer
Baltimore magazine

Diamond Publications, Baltimore, MD
Regular contributor of consumer health articles, and occasional business stories and general features. Edited several supplements, including Baltimore Made Easy, (1996), HealthQuest (1997) and the Baltimore Bicentennial historical program (1997). Articles awarded first place in public service by state chapter of Society of Professional Journalists in 1998 and 2000, and first place in human interest for my May 2001 story about Frank S., who did not leave his house for 23 years.

1993-1995     Editor
Physician's Practice Digest
Maryland magazine

Magazine Works, Baltimore, MD

Responsible for all editorial needs of quarterly magazine. Edited bimonthly Maryland until purchase by investor group in 1995.

1988-1993     Stringer
Medical Tribune
Springer-Verlag, New York, NY

Frequent contributor of clinical news stories to Medical Tribune, a weekly newspaper for physicians. Also wrote for the monthly magazine Medical World News, the daily Tribune Health News Service of the New York Times Syndicate, and the Medical Tribune Weekly Bulletin, distributed in Japan.

1988-1992     Stringer
USA Today
Gannett Publishing, Rosslyn, VA

Frequent contributor of health news and features, including several front page stories.

1985-1993     Contributing Editor
Journal of Emergency Medical Services (JEMS)
JEMS Publishing, Carlsbad, CA

Wrote monthly column about EMS clinical research for eight years. Reviewed manuscripts. Contributed dozens of special reports, news and feature articles.

1985-1988      Public Affairs Officer
University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD

1975-1982      Emergency Medical Technician/Paramedic
Memphis, TN


Bronze Medal
Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), 1987

Best of Category, News Story
Educational Press Association of America (EdPress), 1993

First place, Public Service
Society of Professional Journalists (Maryland Chapter), 1998

First Place, Public Service
Society of Professional Journalists (Maryland Chapter), 2000

First Place, Human Interest
Society of Professional Journalists (Maryland Chapter), 2001


The Cancer Protocol Guide
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Baltimore, MD (2000)

Consulting author
The Take Care of Yourself Guide to
Treating Your Family's Most Common Symptoms
Addison Wesley Longman, Reading, MA (1998)

Consulting author
The Five Minute Health Advisor
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Baltimore, MD (1997)

Consulting author
The Five Minute Child Health Advisor
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Baltimore, MD (1997)

Health Care Defined: A Glossary of Current Terms
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Baltimore, MD (1997)

Writing consultant
First Aid: Responding to Emergencies
American National Red Cross, Washington, DC (1991)

   Health care newsletters

Nanobiotech News
Data Strategies and Benchmarks

Health Care Cost Reengineering Report
National Health Information, Atlanta, GA

Food and Drug Letter
Washington Business Information Inc., Falls Church, VA

2001- 2003

Laparoscopic Surgery Update
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Baltimore, MD


Clinical Cost Control
Aspen Publications, Gaithersburg, MD


Prehospital Care Reports
Occupational Health Management
American Health Consultants, Atlanta, GA


Workers' Comp Managed Care
The PPO Letter
Managed Dental Care
Disease Management News
Capitation Alert
Business Information Services, Laurel, MD


   Trade press

  • American Medical News
  • Drug Information Daily
  • EyeNet
  • Family Practice Management
  • Gastroenterology and Endoscopy News
  • General Surgery and Laparoscopy News
  • Internal Medicine World Report
  • International Medical News Group
  • Infectious Disease Today
  • Jenks Healthcare Business Report
  • Journal of Emergency Medical Services (JEMS)
  • Journal of Managed Care Pharmacy
  • Managed Care
  • Medical Interface
  • Medical Tribune
  • Medical World News
  • The Newspaper of Cardiology
  • Pharmacy Practice News
  • Retail Pharmacy News

       Editorial services

    Newsletters, articles, brochures, reports, information brokering, advertising copy, and other commercial editorial work. Editorial clients include:

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Trauma Society
  • Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy
  • American Institute for Cancer Research
  • Building Owners and Managers Institute
  • Center for Population Options
  • Image Dynamics
  • International Association of Chiefs of Police
  • Johns Hopkins Medical Center
  • Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Loyola College in Maryland
  • Mosby-Year Book
  • Penn State/Hershey Medical Center
  • Remtulla and Associates
  • RP Foundation Fighting Blindness
  • Sidran Foundation for Mental Illness
  • University of Baltimore
  • University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • University of Michigan

    Copyright 2006 Bruce Goldfarb. All rights reserved.